Xiaomi has just released a new version of its ersatz Apple TV: the Mi Box 4. This is a small multimedia box supposed to be able to compete with the Apple TV. Novelties work on the basis of a special version of MIUI firmware, optimized for TVs. Model Xiaomi Mi Box 4 in many respects similar to the Mi Box released on Android TV in 2016, but with a number of differences.
To enjoy the benefits of the mobile OS on your TV, there are several solutions. Either you buy a Chromecast dongle to stream live content on your mobile screen, a method that’s valid only for the Android system. Either you buy a multimedia box. If you are more like Apple, there is the excellent Apple TV (the latest version is compatible with 4K). If you’re more Android, the best solution is Nvidia Shield Android TV. Half console, half media player living room, it is still today one of the best products on the market.
The disadvantage of Nvidia Shield Android TV is its price. 200 euros starting price on Amazon. 329 euros the most qualitative version of the joystick and the remote control. Therefore, we can take advantage of some alternatives, such as Xiaomi Mi Box 4.
This morning, Xiaomi introduced the fourth iteration of this version – Xiaomi Mi Box 4, relatively close to that of the Apple TV.
Xiaomi Mi Box 4: Specifications
Moreover, the interior has not changed much since we still find a quad-core Cortex-A53 signed Amlogic S905L. Hearts here are slower: 1.5 GHz only. The GPU is a Mali-450 MP5 clocked at 750 MHz.
The product data sheet includes 1 to 2 GB of RAM (depending on whether it is version 4 or 4C of the product), 8 GB of storage, a WiFi modem and the ability to read files in 4K and HDR (but not in all formats). The case is DTS HD compatible. A USB 2.0 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, and an AV composite output complete the product’s equipment. The Mi Box 4 (2GB version of RAM) is Bluetooth compatible, to connect a joystick and Dolby.
Xiaomi Mi Box 4: Price
What counts in this product is not so much the power of its platform, but the compatibility with all possible budgets, since the Mi Box 4 will be sold from 1 February 350 yuan (about 45 euros ), while the light version Mi Box 4C will be offered at 250 yuan (less than 35 euros). This is a very aggressive price, in the tradition of Xiaomi’s tariff positioning. It remains to be seen whether it will be sold outside China, like its predecessor. And the probability is pretty good.
Xiaomi Mi Box 4: Buy
Buy Xiaomi Mi Box 4 at the best price can be on the site Gearbest for 79.90 $.